Remarkable Events That Shaped History
by Rick Steelhammer
It Happened in West Virginia takes readers on a rollicking,
behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from
the Mountain State's storied past. Including both famous tales, and
famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings.
About the author:
Rick Steelhammer is the author of West Virginia Curiosities (Globe Pequot Press). During his more than thirty years as a reporter and feature writer for The Charleston Gazette, he has traveled by car, plane, helicopter, raft, towboat, canoe, kayak, train, speeder car, horse, skis, snowshoes, snowmobile, ATV, mountain bike, zipline, and on foot to file stories from all corners and both panhandles of West Virginia. Steelhammer also writes a weekly humor column for the Sunday Gazette-Mail, which the National Society of Newspaper Columnists once judged to be the second-best in the nation among large-circulation newspapers.